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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 6

11. Cyclodus gigas. — Giant Cyclodus

11. Cyclodus gigas.

Giant Cyclodus.

Whether this species is identical with the large Cyclodus of the east coast I cannot at present determine. Peters has described a Cyclodus from South Australia, and Dr. Schomburgk who discovered this new species informs me that our common Giant Cyclodus does not exist near Adelaide; if this is correct, the Cyclodus found on the Murray, would be referable to Peters' C. occipitalis.

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One or two specimens of this Lizard were captured by the natives.

I had been always under the impression that these reptiles produced 2 or perhaps 3 young only, but not long ago I dissected a large female specimen and took therefrom fifteen well formed young, each about from 5 to 6 inches long.

This species is prized by the natives as an article of food.